The Best Big and Tall Men’s Athletic Socks

If you’re a man with big feet and calves, socks that have the right amount of stretch and durability are key. After all, it’s hardly ideal to have to replace pair after pair that never fit quite right and form holes in the toe and heel as a result. With that in mind, we did some digging and rounded up a few top styles on the market for big and tall men. Each of our carefully selected picks, including mid-calf and low-cut styles, accommodates feet up to size 16. They also come from well-respected brands like Adidas and Gold Toe, so you can feel confident about your purchase.

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1. Gold Toe Cotton Crew Athletic Sock

Gold Toe’s crew-length socks are made from premium soft cotton with nylon and a hint of spandex for superior stretch. AquaFX technology controls moisture to prevent them from getting too sweaty.

Pros: Fully cushioned soles offer enhanced comfort and foot protection while reinforced toes help the socks last longer. You can choose from black, white or light gray. These will fit a size 16 shoe and come as a pack of 6 or 12.

Cons: Depending on how you care for the socks, they may lose some of their shape around the ankle.

gold toe men's cotton crew athletic sock
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2. Adidas Athletic Low Cut Sock

This low-cut style from Adidas features ClimaLite construction that wicks away perspiration.

Pros: Compression in the arch delivers a secure fit. These are also cushioned throughout for maximum comfort and durability. They go up to size 16 and comes as a pack of 6.

Cons: Some may find these to be on the thinner side.

adidas men's low-cut crew socks
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3. Dickies Dri-Tech Crew Socks

These cotton crew socks are made with mesh ventilation channels that improve airflow for better breathability and overall comfort. Moisture control fibers minimize sweat buildup.

Pros: Arch compression provides extra support and stability. Reinforced heel and toe areas ensure you get plenty of wear with each sock. Spandex allows for enhanced stretch. These will fit men with a size 15 shoe and come as a pack of 6, 12 or 18.

Cons: This style is slightly thick.

dickies men's dritech moisture control athletic socks
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